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The Sith War (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi) Paperback – August 6, 1996

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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (August 6, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781569711736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569711736
  • ASIN: 1569711739
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Patrick L. Randall VINE VOICE on December 18, 2002
Format: Paperback
Lucas Books latched on to a brilliant concept for telling the stories from ancient Jedi lore. Instead of telling these stories in book form, which could be a bit much in terms of asking the fan base to learn and empathize with new characters, they contracted with Dark Horse Comics to tell these stories in graphic novel format. The series was called "Tales of the Jedi". "The Sith War" was the first of these graphic novels that I read and it is also one of most compelling, involved, and relevant tales of the old Jedi order. The time of the events in this story takes place some 4000 years before the original trilogy and the events and characters involved will have an impact in the modern Star Wars universe.

"The Sith War" focuses on the evil machinations of a corrupt Jedi named Exar Kun (who will play a major role in the "Jedi Academy Trilogy" books) who has become poisoned by the seductive dark side power of the Sith. Kun used his influence to corrupt a number of good Jedi with this power. One of these Jedi, named Ulic Qel-Droma, was so perverted by Kun's influence that he turned on his family, friends, and the entire Republic and was responsible for actions that thrust the galaxy into a devastating war. Qel-Droma is not an evil man, just a vulnerable man corrupted by the pure evil of Exar Kun. He comes to realize, to his horror, the consequences of his actions and tries to fight back at against Kun at great consequence to himself.

"The Sith War" provides a continuation of earlier "Tales of the Jedi" stories and answers many questions that readers may have from reading the current Star Wars novels. "The Sith War" is notable for showing the culmination of this bloody conflict, while also explaining what happened to Exar Kun.
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And I love that I needed this title for a Comics activity in which the author was going to be and Amazon helped me recieve it three days after orderiing with no extra charges. Kevin J. Anderson, whom I meet in the comics activity is not only a great author but he is also a great man and humble human being. I ordered two of this graphic novels one for me and another for my daughter and Kevin J. sign both of them and I could send it to my daughter in time for her graduation.
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This interesting book is the third book in the Knights of the Old Republic series. The series is a collection of graphic novels that takes the reader to the Old Republic, thousands of years before the events of The Phantom Menace.

Events are beginning to pick up speed – Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma are preparing to launch a war against the Republic and the Jedi Knights that protect it. Can they bring about a new golden age of the Sith? And, win or lose, what will the cost be?

My twelve-year-old son is a big Star Wars fan, and he picked up this series so that he could keep on learning about the Star Wars universe. Overall, we found this to be a pretty darn good book. I thought that the illustration work was very good, and found the story to be gripping. We both enjoyed the action and the many different creatures and races that are the hallmark of Star Wars.

Yep, we both enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it to you. We highly recommend the entire Tales of the Jedi series!
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This story is great! Everything you can expect from a battle against good and evil. You can see was Exar Kun was like before the Jedi Academt trilogy. Good story plot. They got rid of the characters that the fans wanted to get rid of. It portrays a chapter in Ulic-Qel-Droma story and how he was after he turned the dark side and the price he payed for returning to the light side. The art work was pretty good, except the book cover art. A real action triller. A must read for Star Wars fans.
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In my humble opinion I think this is the best part of the Tales of the Jedi stories. While Kevin J. Anderson seems to be the only scriptwriter working on the script now we still see that his script is influenced by his earlier cooperation with fellow scriptwriter Tom Veitch on TOTJ and that he uses characters and places Veitch wrote into existence into the EU and that both of them contributed to fleshing out the expanded universe and giving other scriptwriters more material to work on when they wrote EU stories or made roleplaying games and video games.

What was once considered a golden era of the Jedi, following the destruction and scattering of the Sith Empire (Its remnants were retconned later to be in hiding an reorganized before returning in the TOR era) with the Sith seemingly ceasing to be a major threat and opposition to the Jedi with only isolated pockets of Sith cults to be contained on planets like Onderon and mostly having to deal with small wars and criminals, is abruptly ended with Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma creating their own powerful Sith organization and starting a major war in the galaxies that would affect the galaxy and the Republic for years and setting the stage for new Sith organizations to rise.

One of the main highlights here are the introduction of the Mandalorians, a warrior organization who despite not able to use the Force are nonetheless are force to be reckoned with and that it sets the stage for further use of the Mandalorians in the EU by other scriptwriters like those working on the KOTOR era.

While critics may have a point that the story seems too rushed and chaotic, Veitch and Anderson can only do so much with a few issues and that other scriptwriters may exploit the plotholes in their work.

Hugh Fleming's cover art in TOTJ is still as impressive as earlier cover art I've seen from him while working on TOTJ.
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